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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By AviatorJ
To close this out here is what I...

To close this out here is what I found-

https://i.postimg.cc/ppN17xRS/Magneto.jpg (https://postimg.cc/ppN17xRS)

So in my case I need to remove the ACS ground from my ground tree. Go ahead and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By AviatorJ
You're absolutely right, maybe I was missing...

You're absolutely right, maybe I was missing something on the post I was reading. Either way looking to do just the conventional type of wiring on the Mags and can't seem to find any solid info or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By AviatorJ
Learned these connections are called P-Leads,...

Learned these connections are called P-Leads, with different types where some are grounded on both ends, some arenít. Also learned different ways to do this with toggles to reduce the risk of having...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By AviatorJ
Bendix 1200 wiring

I have a set of Bendix 1200 magnetos I'm wiring up to my ACS ignition switch. I used 18 ga shielded wire between the post on the Mags and the starter switch. I followed the ACS and VPX instructions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By AviatorJ
I concurred with the thought a single angle...

I concurred with the thought a single angle wouldn't be secure enough. Added a...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By AviatorJ
I had no issues with the stock scat one side of...

I had no issues with the stock scat one side of the valve. It could be because I made a new valve bracket to accommodate my Aerosport center console. I have sine done what Carl did and did a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By AviatorJ
Ran into a CAN bus length issue with putting it...

Ran into a CAN bus length issue with putting it in the wing. I'll be able to see if I have any calibration issues before I adhesive this mount down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By AviatorJ
I believe it suggests 10 feet from any type of...

I believe it suggests 10 feet from any type of servos. Unless you're going to mount these on a stick hanging off the plane you're going to be hard pressed to get this type of clearance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By AviatorJ
Outside of the VPX, CO2 detector and a few random...

Outside of the VPX, CO2 detector and a few random things everything else is Garmin. I have Dual G3X's, the 245 audio panel, the 507 AP head, GTN 650, Remote comm, remote transponder with ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By AviatorJ
Guess that depends who you talk to, and what your...

Guess that depends who you talk to, and what your setup is. It was suggested to me to go with the GMU11. They did the harness as well and kept it down to 40' I beleive.



What I was told because...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By AviatorJ
That's my plan as well. Going to wait until I...

That's my plan as well. Going to wait until I get seats, carpet and such. Then just slap one of those lights on.
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By AviatorJ
Make a couple of...

Make a couple of these;

http://www.eaa1000.av.org/technicl/worktabl/tablefig.htm

I actually made a 3rd only 4 ft long that I put on casters and ended up covering with carpet. I've used that a ton...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By AviatorJ
Funny the little things I got hung up on during...

Funny the little things I got hung up on during this build. Overhead lights were one of those things. With a full glass panel and lighted switches I didn't feel the need for glare shield lights. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By AviatorJ
Oh man I have sweat all over this plane that...

Oh man I have sweat all over this plane that probably hasn't been wiped up. Especially since working Avionics and crawling under the panel.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By AviatorJ
Those look great! I was also wanting to use...

Those look great! I was also wanting to use Paul's stuff but had to push on with my build. It all worked out because I'm using the Aerosport trim control which isn't compatible.
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By AviatorJ
You can. I did this on my HS horn, worked fine

You can. I did this on my HS horn, worked fine
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By AviatorJ
I should of copied Mikes solution. I ended up...

I should of copied Mikes solution. I ended up running them to the side like others and they are a pain to fish through. I also did 3 each side and will probably end up using all of them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By AviatorJ
Okay thanks, I'll do 15' runs.

Okay thanks, I'll do 15' runs.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By AviatorJ
Fuselage to Wingtip Measurement

My wings are in the hangar but I'm going ahead and starting to run my light wires. I want to leave enough wire from the fuselage exit to run it down the wing later. I was thinking the wings all...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By AviatorJ
Here's what I used:...

Here's what I used: https://www.amazon.com/SUPER-MARCO-TORNADO-Compact-Vehicles/dp/B01FMN90KU

The description says it's under 2 lbs. Maybe with the inline fuse and wiring it's about 2 lbs.
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By AviatorJ
I went with a Marco Tornado. It had the highed...

I went with a Marco Tornado. It had the highed DBs listed and is pretty loud!
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By AviatorJ
That was actually my inspiration!

That was actually my inspiration!
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By AviatorJ
To honk at other airplanes getting in my lane!

To honk at other airplanes getting in my lane!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm going to pick up 1 amp versions of what Carl...

I'm going to pick up 1 amp versions of what Carl listed. These seem cleaner and more compact.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks for the feedback, didn't realize they made...

Thanks for the feedback, didn't realize they made little fuses I can just solder in. I might do that, or do the fusible link from B&C, not sure yet.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By AviatorJ
RV-10 Airhorn

Had a chance to wire up the airhorn I bought for the plane. Sorry for the shotty production quality, just thought it would be fun to have the kids help with the test. My daughter almost dropped her...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By AviatorJ
Trying to grasp the idea of making a 'fusible...

Trying to grasp the idea of making a 'fusible link'. The internet tells me that each fusible link is four wire gauge sizes smaller than the wire it is designed to protect.

I would like to set these...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By AviatorJ
Can't speak for 'OldGuy', but in my case I would...

Can't speak for 'OldGuy', but in my case I would have to flip the back up battery switch to power my two G3X screens, EIS and ADAHRS... now if all that takes a dive then I have my G5.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By AviatorJ
Great point! I've been using molex connectors or...

Great point! I've been using molex connectors or spade connectors with heatshrink on anything I may have to remove in the future; lighting, fuel pump, flap actuator ect. Usually it's only 2 wires so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By AviatorJ
I struggled with the want/need to hang the GPS...

I struggled with the want/need to hang the GPS and/or a Comm off the IBBS. In the end I went with the standard TCW drawing showing just the PFD/MFD/ADAHRS/EIS hanging off it, keeping it under the 10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By AviatorJ
I followed Gilís advice a few weeks ago and went...

I followed Gilís advice a few weeks ago and went with DPST switches for any rocker Iím using with the VPX. Actually finished wiring them all up this evening.

For wiring I found using a rheostat from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-08-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By AviatorJ
It does, going to exactly that since it's working...

It does, going to exactly that since it's working for you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By AviatorJ
That right you just jogged my memory on that. I...

That right you just jogged my memory on that. I think I was deciding to go with some shielded wire just for convenience. I'll have to think a bit on what I want to do with that.

How do you use a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By AviatorJ
AeroLED Shielded wire and routing

https://s15.postimg.cc/5wko16dcn/Lights.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/5wko16dcn/)

There's a crop of my light section of wiring. The Yellow, red and blue lines off to the right go to VPX pins. The...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By AviatorJ
I didnít think about letting the plugs hang below...

I didnít think about letting the plugs hang below the subpanel. I did however put Adel clips in similiar places.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By AviatorJ
In too deep on those lights. I've already done...

In too deep on those lights. I've already done the wingtip mod for the VX's and have the lights sitting in my garage. I thought it seemed high as well but when I put some current through them and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By AviatorJ
Need some help now working through my logic. ...

Need some help now working through my logic. When I run into issues of uncertainty I hyper focus until I resolve them. So I spent last night and this morning making a spreadsheet, doing some pivots...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By AviatorJ
I've been digging around a bit in more detail. ...

I've been digging around a bit in more detail. Stein was right about the G5 and the 245 (Audio Panel). Garmin suggests 5 amps breaker on both these. So I'll go with that.

I just have a lot of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By AviatorJ
Going to have to rework some of my VPX stuff. I...

Going to have to rework some of my VPX stuff. I get that breakers are there to protect the wires but with the VPX youíre limited somewhat on breakers of various sizes. So if I can get away with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By AviatorJ
Breaker Sizing

I'm to the point now where I'm splitting my harness power wires for installation into the VPX. I had previously set up my VPX CB size using their Planner tool and have made adjustments to that over...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By AviatorJ
I didn't build my own harness so I would have had...

I didn't build my own harness so I would have had to thought about the transponder in the back earlier. Good idea though, I'll do that on my RV-8 build!

Mounting the GSU 25 on the little left...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By AviatorJ
Wanted to show what I ended up with. There were...

Wanted to show what I ended up with. There were a lot of decisions on the fly, some solutions worked through and then redone because I wasn't happy with the result.

The IBBS is above and behind the...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,811
Posted By AviatorJ
Yah now that you mention it, it does squeeze a...

Yah now that you mention it, it does squeeze a bit around the fuel valve. I'll try the 1" vs 1.5" and see how that goes. Probably will make a few 1" routing brackets to keep it all in order as well.
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,811
Posted By AviatorJ
I have an issue with spacing in the tunnel. I...

I have an issue with spacing in the tunnel. I currently have the stock tubing and two AC hoses on standoffs crossing the spar. It turned out nice and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-29-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By AviatorJ
Thatís makes sense, I suppose itís extra fidelity.

Thatís makes sense, I suppose itís extra fidelity.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-28-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By AviatorJ
http://www.goodplaneliving.com/fwf-electrical/# F...

http://www.goodplaneliving.com/fwf-electrical/#

Found my answer on ANLs looking at Ed's build log. Looks like he just tied them off the starter contactor (battery side) and then chained them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By AviatorJ
I bought a set with my grips but theyíre not...

I bought a set with my grips but theyíre not installed yet. I went back and forth and ultimately decided to go for it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks, I'll figure out someplace once I crawl...

Thanks, I'll figure out someplace once I crawl under my panel.

Here's the part of my diagram how I'm thinking of incorporating ANLs.

https://s15.postimg.cc/nu8ifqedj/ANL.jpg...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By AviatorJ
B&C Voltage Regulators and ANLs

I'm putting two B&C alternators on my build. The instructions on the B&C voltage regulators say they should be on the cabin side of the firewall. Is there some reason to put them there or can I say...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By AviatorJ
It's about as deep as the GTN 650. If it was a...

It's about as deep as the GTN 650. If it was a non-remote version a great place would have been just under the GTN650 and I could of made the subpanel cutout bigger.

What may work is using that...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By AviatorJ
I can, depending on how I bracket the GTX 45R I...

I can, depending on how I bracket the GTX 45R I might have all that room. How does a hinged bracket for the fuse panel work?
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By AviatorJ
Behind the panel avionics placement

I need some mounting or arrangement suggestion, ie mounting locations and/or brackets I can make. So far I have only had to cut a single hole into my subpanel for my GTN 650. Decided to jump on in...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm both building one and have access to a flying...

I'm both building one and have access to a flying one. But I'm a bit away from Canada
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By AviatorJ
Searching around for various part numbers I came...

Searching around for various part numbers I came upon this thread which answers my question... and now to buy 7 DPST switches!

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158902&
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By AviatorJ
I've spent many hours reading through those...

I've spent many hours reading through those datasheets and still not sure I understand them.



To get the lighting effect like I have in those pictures I believe you need 1 dependent lamp and 1...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By AviatorJ
Lighted Rocker Switches & VPX

I'm using the V series of Carling rocker switches on my project. These are SPST with two lights, one independent and one dependent. Seven of these I will be using to trigger functions on the VPX,...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,358
Posted By AviatorJ
I installed their glare shield a few months ago. ...

I installed their glare shield a few months ago. Really pretty easy and gives it a nice finished look.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By AviatorJ
It does have an 'I'. I'll mess with the...

It does have an 'I'. I'll mess with the multimeter when I get back, I'm out of pocket till next week.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By AviatorJ
I guess it's hard to see in the picture, but I...

I guess it's hard to see in the picture, but I have the one from Vans. Mounted with the bracket on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-04-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By AviatorJ
Starter contactor question

Wiring up this plane is completely out of my comfort zone. Then again so is everything when I first start. I'm starting out on easy stuff like running power from the battery in the tail to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks again. I'm changing up my original idea,...

Thanks again. I'm changing up my original idea, I'll now have essentially a #2 (Which I learned is different than 2/0) cable from the battery in the tail to master contactor, to starter contactor to...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By AviatorJ
I did what Greg did. Just make sure you get the...

I did what Greg did. Just make sure you get the correct Scoop from Rod if you go that route!
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